Five VA Merit Award applications granted

Once again, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has generously supported the research efforts of our faculty. This year, five Internal Medicine faculty members have received VA Merit grants. The awardees have shared details about their projects below. Mary E. Wilson Professor of Internal Medicine – Infectious Diseases Professor of Epidemiology Extracellular vesicles from […]

Potential new front opens against parasite

In Africa, the Middle East, Mexico, Asia, and South America, more than one billion people are at risk of contracting leishmaniasis, a disease spread through sandflies and caused by the parasite Leishmania major, which manifests most commonly as skin lesions but with the potential for more harmful internal damage. Leishmaniasis mainly affects people in tropical […]

Wilson Receives VA Merit Award

Mary Wilson, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Epidemiology, and Microbiology & Immunology, has been awarded a four-year, $650,000 VA Merit grant, “Innate Inflammatory Cells in Leishmaniasis.” The grant will allow Dr. Wilson to continue her research into the pathophysiology of the insect-borne parasitic disease leishmaniasis, which occurs in different clinical forms including ulcerative skin lesions […]

Wilson Wins Distinguished Mentor Award

Mary E. Wilson, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Epidemiology, and Microbiology & Immunology, has won the 2018 Distinguished Mentor Award. This award honors faculty members whose abilities as an educator and mentor have shaped students into remarkable careers of their own. Mentoring can include training in the lab and in the clinic, direct classroom instruction, […]